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Racor Home Storage Solutions Garage Ceiling Storage Lift Review and Giveaway

Racor - Home Storage Products
        My "thing" has always been organization (especially before having kids).  Diagnosed with OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), I feel the need to put everything in a specific place in a specific order.  This has always helped me career wise in the restaurants I've worked in.  I am very confident I always ran the most organized and clean kitchens!  This always carried over into my personal life.  I have my DVD's organized by category again before the kids they were alphabetized, my closet is categorized as well, I even have color coded the hangers (weird I know), and my kitchen pantry completely follows all health department guidelines as far as rotation, sanitation, and safety.


        We unfortunately, like many, were forced to move about two years ago because of our financial situation.  Of course we moved from our very large, new home into a much smaller, older home.  With this move posed more issues than you can ever imagine (especially if you have never been through a move like this).  Oh and by the way the month we moved we added a new baby to the mix as well!  We went from from lots of square footage, two floors, a basement, and a three car garage to one level, smaller size, no basement, and a two car garage.

        Since the move, we have decided to use our garage as a game room/storage center.  It is honestly kind of ridiculous when you look at my garage.  We almost monthly have to reorganize and go through boxes so we are able to still allow the kids to play pool or just to get to things.  So when I discovered Racor Home Storage Solutions, needless to say I was pumped to get my hands on one of their products!

        "Racor has the largest variety of storage solutions to organize and store bikes, sports equipment, tools, lawn and garden supplies, bulky items like ladders and totes, and much more. The Racor branded collection of products is made with uncompromising attention to fit and finish and is designed for those who will have nothing less than the best in their garage."

        Thankfully this amazing company agreed to work with me on a review of their Garage Ceiling Storage Lift.  You cannot imagine our need for such a useful tool!  This storage lift adds up to 16 square feet of storage space to your garage.  Since we use our garage as a double game room/storage unit we need all the floor space we can get to allow for movement around the pool table.  This gives you the storage without taking up any floor or wall space.

        "Made of steel construction, the Ceiling Storage Heavy Lift has a unique pulley system that lets you easily load and lift up to 250 pounds of storage items to the ceiling and lock securely in place."  Whats awesome about this is you don't have to worry about lifting any of those heavy items into the garage ceiling rafters and potentially hurting yourself.  Believe me we have done this and either hurt ourselves or damaged the items we were trying to store!

        Kevin decided to take on the task of putting this together alone since he was too excited to wait for help.  It took him about five hours give or take from start to finish although he said it would have been a much quicker process had he had a partner.

        He said the directions were very easy to follow step by step except one portion explaining how to position the end caps.  If you don't turn the hooks opposite of what the directions explain the beams will not stay put.  So be sure to place the two hooks on the ends facing out to keep the beam in place.

        Since we are such a huge Halloween family and we have over a dozen boxes of decorations, costumes, and animatronics, we decided this would be a perfect place to store these items.  This way they are safe from weather conditions, children and potential damage.  Everything can easily be organized into one spot for easy access at anytime since the storage lift lowers 8 feet from the ceiling.  This can be done by using a hand crank or attaching your power drill.

Cost/Available to purchase:  $199 Garage Ceiling Storage Lift http://www.ordertree.com/racor/heavylift/
Recommendation:  I don't know that I could say a single bad thing about this company or product!  This is a quality made product sure to last a lifetime and more.  I would recommend anyone trying to organize a bit more to look into Raco's garage products!  All are very reasonably priced for this type f quality and solution in my opinion!  This is definitely something we will be removing and taking with us to the next house!
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Giveaway:  Racor is going to give one of A Lucky Ladybug's lucky readers a  Garage Ceiling Storage Lift of their own!
*This will be part of the "Give Your Garage a Face Lift" event which goes live 2/7/13 so keep a look out for it.

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77 comments:

  1. This is a great idea. We need one of these badly. Our home has no storage and having somewhere to store holiday decor and other items would make our lives SO much easier and more organized. Great review! Thanks.

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  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I am always looking for new storage products. It's a major addiction for me. This would be awesome for our garage. My husband has so much junk that needs to be stored away!

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  3. This is awesome, especially for a single 47 yr old like me! I live in an older home with very little storage so this would be great in my basement/garage area plus I wouldn't have to life anything. Good find!

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  4. I LOVE that this item helps with storage AND keeps your belongings off the ground!

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  5. When I saw on of these advertised, I knew it was for us! We store many things in the attic over our 3 car garage and going up and down steps with boxes is getting old. I didn't realize how great the price is for this! Thanks for more info and I will be looking at this as maybe a Father's Day gift for my husband. Thanks!

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  6. When I saw this advertised I thought it was something we could certainly use. We have a ton of stuff in the attic area above our 3 car garage and this would be very helpful to have. It gets old going up and down steps with boxes! The price is nice too. Thanks for the info. I will be passing it on to my husband!

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  7. My brother could use more storage space in his garage/workshop. And I feel this is a product he could use. I love that the storage lift adds up to 16 square feet of storage space.
    :)Jeanne Bates Tennant

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  8. My garage nees this !

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  9. Nice review and the pictures are helpful to view the installation process. Good idea to put up the Halloween items. We also have the pool table in our garage and we can't even use it because of all the storage around it, on it, and under it. It would be great to get some storage up and out of the way with this RACOR Storage Lift.

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  10. This is such a wonderful giveaway. I can really use this extra space in my garage!!

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  11. This would save my back tremendously!

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  12. My brother in law has one of these in his garage and I must admit to a small amount of envy! My husband wants one of these for our garage. That just might have to be his father's day present!

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  13. Looks like QUITE the project!! Would love to win this to give to my man as he has serious garage clutter issues.

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  14. This is a great idea. It would free up so much room in our garage and it looks so convenient!

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  15. It is so handy to use the ceiling for storage area and get it up off the floor and walls. Most people would not think to use ceiling for storage area. I think it is a very smart idea and I really need this for my garage so I can get my car back in there where it belongs!

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  16. This would be perfect to store all the seasonal stuff! Organizing the garage is our only major organizational project this spring.

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  17. This would be perfect for storing the seasonal stuff! Organizing the garage is our major organizational project for the spring

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  18. This is so smart! This could save so much space!!

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  19. I need this, I live in a one bedroom apt. with a small garage and storage space is limited. Thank you

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  20. I love this idea. I would really like 1 of them to start. The first one I would use for camping gear. There is lots of gear, but I want to be able to get to it as necessary.

    The Christmas stuff can go on a top shelf, because we only access it twice a year. Whereas camping gear I spend my time up and down a ladder. This is such a great solution to a simple problem.

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  21. We have such a storage issue in our garage that this would be a blessing

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  22. I have the perfect spot for this! And so many options of what to put on it!

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  23. Jessica Aldridge jmaldridge@ymail.comFebruary 8, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    I love this! I sale items on ebay and I'm running out of places to store my back stock and my currently listed items. This would be perfect for my ebay stuff!

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  24. Organization is important. I have to have it. This is a great idea. Get it off the floor and organized!

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  25. Organization is important. I have to have it. This is a great idea. Get it off the floor and organized!

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  26. This is a fabulous idea! I have already been considering adding storage in the garage but was worried about lifting things up overhead or getting them back own. I am in the process of converting the garage into my craft space and this would just be a terrific addition!

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  27. This would be the perfect solution to my mothers 2 overflowing storage units that are to be cleaned out and moved to her new house. The new house doesn't have any attic space so this is just the right product for the job!

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  28. We could definitley use one of these! As our boys get older my garage seems to shrink. With all the bikes and sporting equipment that continues to accumulate I am running out of space in "my area". I like the fact that it holds a bunch of weight and can be raised and lowered removing the chance of an accidental fall from a ladder with a heavy container in hand!

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  29. I absolutely love this product. when I was little, my grandfather built a shelf like this in his garage. I always look back on that and say, "what a great idea." This product will soon be in my house!!!

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  30. Our garage is a mess and only has room for one car. We live in an area that get's snow and it owuld be great to both park in there.

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  31. My family could use one of these! Every spring we get the out door items out and them we put them away in the fall. We end up putting some items in the rafters, so we put items up in the fall and have to pull them down in the spring. I know that this ceiling storage lift would help out a lot!

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  32. What a great idea! Get the stuff off the floor, AND off the walls and get it high up to make NEEDED space! I know a lot of people (in my life) who could really use this as their garages have become places to drop/keep everything they're not sure of WHERE to put it...

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  33. This is such a wonderful idea!!!! I have seen from the ceiling systems... fixed ones, and you have to dig around up there ON the LADDER..I have done this, at a daughter's house, getting strollers down to use!!! YIKES.. I LOVE this idea! SO SO needed!! No ladder risks!

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  34. I don't think you could have done a better review! I love how you explained everything in detail, including the assembly instructions. I myself also love organization, so this product would be so nice to have. I think it's also rather a coincidence that hubby is in the process of remodeling our garage. This couldn't come at a better time!

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  35. It never occured to me to have storage ABOVE the floor. This opens up so many more storage options. It doesn't help that we are working with a small garage - the size of a 1 1/2 car, or two compact cars! This would be a wonderful option for us.

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  36. We have a storage problem.This would be idea.

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  37. This would be great. It does look a little complicated to install though.

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  38. As someone who lives in a teeny tiny house, this would be awesome for extra storage. Love it!

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  39. This seems like a great item for the price, I know it could save some medical bills for ladder accidents and mishaps.

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  40. I am envious of your Halloween storage! :) I have a huge Halloween collection and currently keep it in a rinky dink shed in the back of my house...I'm always freaking that it will blow down or get wet...ugh. ( I too have made the move from a huge house to something that was better fitted to my financial situation at the time... downsizing my job last year ended up with me at home for the first time in years, and the huge house we had becoming completely out of reach... I realized, as long as we are together...even in a smaller space...lol.. that's what matters...I wish you luck!)

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  41. Thanks so much for the awesome review. This product sounds great and I don't think I would be able to find anyone that wouldn't be able to use it! We are in the process of moving and would love to get one for our next house :)
    Cameron - mommysdiaperdreams@gmail.com

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  42. This looks like an excellent solution to the clutter that's taken over my guys garage! NEED IT!! :)

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  43. We are actually signing papers Monday for our new house. This would be so great for the house is beautiful and we do love it but there is very minimal storage. I would use it in the laundry room to make it into a mud room too:)

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  44. I love to find ways to utilize extra unused spaces.

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  45. Basically I'm tired of walking around stuff to keep from tripping or whacking myself with some object like a rake... This prize would benefit my guy's garage area and make life safer for everyone!

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  46. Very nice storage unit. Rather simple yet effective. We are always looking for extra storage space and this is just the ticket

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  47. Need to win this to reduce the clutter in my man's garage. It won't CURE the problem but it certainly would help!

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  48. thanks for the great giveaway! our basement is a mess and this would help so much! cheryl connolly

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  49. I love how functional yet simple this is, none of us ever think to use our ceiling space. its genius and our basment is calling out to you! pick me!! cheryl connolly

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  50. I want to win this and make my soon-to-be ex sad and remorseful that he didn't recognize what a freaking treasure I actually am. His loss... Think this is a great tool for getting one's garage more organized.

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  51. This is so awesome that this adds 16 square feet of storage space. This will come in really handy. I really like that it can hold up to 250 pounds. I also like that you can use a hand crank or power drill to lower the storage lift. I would love to have one of these! Thank you for the great review!

    Jennifer Hedden
    jenrenh@hotmail.com

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  52. This would help my FRIEND get the clutter in his garage under control.

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  53. Really need this for my garage. It is too cluttered. Maybe I could fit the car in after this

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  54. A great prize -- helping the lucky winner to get some of the messiness in their life cleaned UP! (pun) :)

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  55. the Racor garage lift would be a great help to organize my garage, I have many boxes of Christmas and Halloween decorations.

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  56. This is so amazing! I know so many people who could use this.... especially me!!

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  57. It is good to know that it isn't too difficult to put together. I like that it is made of steel so I know it is good and sturdy. This would be great not only for adding more storage space to your garage, but also to help keep it organized.

    Jennifer Hedden
    jenrenh@hotmail.com

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  58. This would be great to win. I would be able to save things that I husband thinks aren't necessary; which is everything I want to save.

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  59. Everyone should have at least one of these for their garage!

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  60. This is such a great idea for those without a lot of space.

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  61. I need it in my own garage because I need all the help organizing it that I can get...thanks!

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  62. I have just the spot to put this! it would be a great place to keep my seasonal decorations.

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  63. That's just what we need for our Christmas and Halloween decorations. We have a garage full and need to make some room to walk.

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  64. What a great way to save space!! My hubby would DROOL over this!

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  65. Great item to get all those things that are ALWAYS just laying around up and out of the way!

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  66. I would love to win this so that I can once again park my car in the garage as I did when we first moved in. However, now we mainly use the garage for storage and there is hardly any room for anything else.

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  67. This is so cool! Your pics show so much storage capability! I woudl love to be able to park my car in our garage!!! Our garage is too small and this owuld be amazing!

    Allyson Tice
    sunflowerally22@aim.com

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  68. Living in a teeny tiny house with hardly any storage, this would make our lives so much easier!! What an amazing giveaway!

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  69. I really love how the Racor Ceiling Lift can be raised and lowered. This would be perfect for accessing stored items without having to climb up a ladder. With my husband in the process of re-finishing our garage, this would make for an awesome surprise! Thanks again for your excellent review :)

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  70. It's a great prize... everyone has garage clutter -- unless they own this already I guess!

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  71. The Racor Home Storage Solutions Garage Ceiling Storage Lift is so awesome because it helps keep your garage organized and adds more space. I also like that it is steel constructed so it is nice and sturdy. My favorite feature is that it can be lowered by using a hand crank or attaching your power drill. Thank you for the great review and giveaway!

    Jennifer Hedden
    jenrenh@hotmail.com

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  72. The Racor Home Storage Solutions Garage Ceiling Storage Lift is awesome the way that it help keep your garage organized and adds more storage space. I like that it is steel constructed so it is nice and sturdy. My favorite feature is that it can be lowered by using a hand crank or attaching your power drill.

    Jennifer Hedden
    jenrenh@hotmail.com

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  73. What a novel invention. I love that I could have such easy access to all my holiday decorations, yet they would be out of the way and protected.

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  74. (lisa lo) My brother would be shocked and happily surprised to find this at his doorstep for his garage storage problems. 2 cars, lots of tools, bikes, yard work items. This Racor storage would be great.

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  75. we have so much stuff in our garage that needs to be off the floor. WOuld work perfectly
    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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  76. This would be so helpful in organizing my messy garage!

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  77. Thanks for the detailed review. My hubby could really use one of these...just not in the budget right now.

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